Foster Parents Who Attended Service With Snakes Sue Over License

LONDON, Ky. (AP) - The same foster-care agency under fire over the Marcus Fiesel case in Ohio is being sued by a Kentucky couple who attend snake-handling religious services.

Jason and Tammy Barrett of Laurel County in southeastern Kentucky say Lifeway for Youth took away their foster children when they wouldn't agree to stop going to the services. They say their constitutional right to religious freedom was violated.

Their attorney says the Barretts never took their foster children to the services.

Three-year-old Marcus Fiesel died in southwest Ohio last year after the family Lifeway placed him with bound him in a blanket and left him in a closet. Ohio officials have been trying to revoke the agency's license.

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